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Old 08-25-2007, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone know about these? I am going to upgrade to a larger monitor for crysis/vista soon and i came across these two. They are priced very well and they are 22". I'm not sure which one to get - SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1(DC 3000:1) - Retail - SAMSUNG 225BW Black 22" 5 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height Adjustments 280 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail

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The top one should be better. Not because of price, but I think because of the contrast ratio. 3000:1

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The 226BW is a night and day difference compared to the 225bw. The screen is so much brighter, sharper, and more crisp for not much more money. The 225bw seems to also have some light bleed issues which were fixed in the 226.

I've compared the two quite a bit before purchasing my 226bw and I am more than satisfied with it. It's simply gorgeous and I recommend it highly to everyone.
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Definitely buy that 226BW monitor.

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If you really die for height adjustment, get a desk mount later on.
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i have a 204bw (20") and its nice, real nice....when it works.

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im getting the 226bw.. but have a read through the forums because there is a topic about the panels in the 226bw u might want to read about before buying it
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I just exchanged the 224BW to a Gateway FPD2275W and Im loving it so far. It does not come with a DVI cable but I didnt care since I kept the DVI cable that came with the Samsung so ye.

So far so good, I thikn it looks better too.
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i would rather get the 20" wide with 800:1 contrast ratio (3000:1 DC). 22" wide is too big for me to handle IMO.

if u want the 22" wide, get the 226bw. I saw that at Office Depot n its nice, that is if u have the money.
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I would buy from a store that will accept returns without questions, so if you get dead pixels you can keep returning the screens until you are satisfied.

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